Gladiator Challenge

Next Up For GC Fans: "Warpath"


May 21, 2011

Shingle Springs Rancheria

Placerville, California



After a full fight weekend for Gladiator Challenge fans, it's right back to the action, as Tedd Williams and the

GC crew will bring "Warpath" to West Coast fight enthusiasts on Saturday, May 21st. The event will take

place at Shingle Springs Rancheria. Three GC titles will be on the line at "Warpath," as the heavyweight,

middleweight, and welterweight titles will all be defended.


Doors for "Warpath" will open at 11 AM, with the first fight kicking off at 1 PM. Tickets for this exciting event

are available through the Virtual Box Office at


In the main event, Ruben "Warpath" Villareal (19-20-3) will defend the Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight

Championship against up-and-comer Rob "The Caveman" Jackson (3-1). "Warpath," also the holder of the

GC Native American Heavyweight title, grabbed the vacant GC heavyweight strap after a battle with Wes

Combs via unanimous decision at "Undisputed" last year. He has faced big-name MMA fighters such as

UFC/Strikeforce veterans Paul Buentello and Mike Whitehead, former PRIDE fighters Dan Bobish and Travis

Wiuff, UFC veteran Justin McCully, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez, current Strikeforce

star Antonio Silva, and fight legends Dan “The Beast” Severn, Don “The Predator” Frye, and Bas Rutten.

He's coming off a loss to Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez as a recent GC event, so he's looking to right the ship.


Also, GC favorite James "The Educator" Fanshier (17-11) will return from a nine-month hiatus from fighting to

put his GC middleweight crown on the line against tough veteran Richard Blake. One of the most

experienced GC competitors ever, Fanshier holds a 13-5 record with the promotion. He has faced notable

fighters such as Chris Leben, James Lee, Thomas "Wildman" Denny, Shannon Ritch, Joey Villasenor,

Jeremiah Metcalf, Ronald Jhun, and Mike "The Joker" Guymon.


In a battle for the interim GC Welterweight Champi onship, Jaime "El Cucui" Jara (30-9-0-1) will face

undefeated young upstart Justin Baesman (5-0). Jara has won nine of his last eleven fights, including an

exciting rear-naked choke submission victory over Larry Mays at "High Octane" in March. During his long

career, he's faced Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith, Anthony Ruiz, Rashad Evans, Kyacey Uscola, Jeremiah

Metcalf, Doug Marshall, Jay Silva, and Waachiim Spiritwolf.


In addition to the title fights, Strikeforce veteran Eric Lawson will battle the ultra-tough Larry Mays in a GC

middleweight title contender's bout. GC fans won't want to miss this incredible night of action!


Check back to the GC site for some interviews with the fighters in the coming weeks!


For more information on Gladiator Challenge and all its events, please visit


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Gladiator Challenge is a world-class mixed martial art s (MMA) promotion established in 1999 by Tedd

Williams. A former UFC fighter, Williams is a former national AAU Sambo Champion (1997), a former

California State Judo Champion (4th Degree Black Belt under “Judo” Gene Lebell) and a former college

All-American wrestler (Cerritos Jr. College, 1988-89). Gladiator Challenge runs 12-18 MMA events per year,

and has featured MMA superstars Urijah “The California Kid” Faber, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, James

Irvin, Tyson Griffin, Dan “The Beast” Severn, “Sugar” Rashad Evans, Scott “Hands of Stone” Smith, “The

Maine-iac” Tim Sylvia, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, Mac Danzig, Jerry Bohlander, “Krazy Horse” Charles

Bennett, Chris Leben, Chael Sonnen, Jake Shields, “The Secret Weapon” Pete Spratt, Nate “The Rock”

Quarry, Jason “The Punisher” Lambert, Bobby “The Bad Seed” Hoffman, and Cal Worsham, among many

others. Gladiator Challenge can be found online at





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